An American Family in the Mexican Revolution. ROBERT WOODMANSEE HERR (In collaboration with Richard Herr): Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1999.

Mark Wasserman


The Mexican Revolution, a series of full-scale rebellions and civil wars between 1910 and 1920 and a succession of experiments and upheavals from 1920 to 1940, was enormously bloody and destructive. More than a million Mexicans died. Agricultural production took decades to recover. The conflicts set back industrialization at least ten years. Mining, the engine of the Mexican economy for four hundred years, in general endured less damage and recovered more rapidly than other sectors.

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